In partnership with The Center for Health Design, J+J Flooring Group recently announced that a second set of resources in The Center’s “Impact of Aging” Toolbox are now available and free for public use at the organization’s website.
Introduced in January and available to the public through the end of the year, the toolbox is The Center’s first to focus on the rapidly growing area of senior living facility design. The toolbox provides designers, architects, facility managers, and medical professionals with a library of resources to help them better understand and implement the best possible solutions to support the challenges and complex needs of the growing aging population.
The newly released Phase 2 resources include a series of in-depth interviews with industry experts, including an interview with Maggie Calkins, Ph.D., titled, “How Strategic Design Choices Can Address the Impact of Aging While Meeting the Needs of All Generations.” It also includes case studies focusing on specific design-build challenges and solutions. One case study shows how the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro now makes it easier for seniors to access emergency medical care and inpatient services, while also better meeting the needs of its senior patients.
With an emphasis on coordinating the effective and efficient care of the aging population, two current blog articles written by The Center’s staff and other experts explore key issues such as, “Why Home is Where Good Health Is,” and “Innovative Ways to Meet the Needs of the Aging Population.” A selection of valuable “Insights and Solutions” is available to assist designers in creating a new delivery model in senior care. Topic selections include, “Designing for Social Health and Aging,” and “Design for Aging: Psychological Health among Older Adults.”
“As this second phase of new tools demonstrates, J+J Flooring Group and The Center for Health Design are committed to covering the impact of aging from a holistic perspective,” said Keith Gray, director of applied research, J+J Flooring Group. “We are proud to provide this wealth of information and insight, and we look forward to announcing more tools in the future.”